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Magical gem: Anguipes (A) Horus sitting on lotus flower (B)
CBd-Number:
CBd-621
ID-Number:
GB-BM-MMEu_G 417, EA 56417
Collection:
GB_London, The British Museum
Inventory:
G 417 (EA 56417)
References:
Michel, BM, no. 223; Michel, DMG, no. 3.A.3.c_6
Former Collections:
Blacas Collection
Material:
haematite (black)
Dimensions:
18 x 16 x 2 mm
Dating:
3rd c. AD (Michel)
Iconography:
Anguipes, cock-headed; crown, unspecified; cornucopia; primeval mound?; gesture, hand raised to mouth; plant: lotus buds (2); Harpocrates sitting on lotus flower; Harpocrates seated with knees drawn up; whip; weapon: shield; weapon: armour; headband
Divine Names & Voces:
Ἀβρασάξ; Φρῆ and variants

A: Frontal view of cock-headed Anguipes in armour, head to right. Right hand raised high and holding a whip, left hand holding a round shield, partly hid behind the figure, porpax visible. Inscription around the figure, beginning above the head: αβρασαξ → Ἀβρασάξ.
B: Harpocrates sitting to left on a lotus flower, nude, with knees drawn up. Left hand holding a cornucopia, right hand raised to mouth. Hair held up with a headband, on the head: a crown, side-lock of youth not visible. The stem of the lotus rests on a baseline probably standing for the primeval mound. Inscription on the left of the figure: φρ; on the right of the figure: ην → Φρῆν.

Bibliography
Michel, BM on CBd-621
The British Museum Collection database on CBd-621

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CBd-621. The Campbell Bonner Magical Gems Database (2010-), developed at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, editor-in-chief: Á. M. Nagy. Retrieved from: cbd.mfab.hu/cbd/621 on 17-05-2022.

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